Jeanette Acosta
’16

Jeanette Acosta brought an impressive record to UC Hastings.

She interned for former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa. She led a scholarship fund for low-income students at USC. She founded a learning center for immigrant families in Hollister. On a Fulbright grant, she studied education policy in Zacatecas, Mexico. She earned a master’s in public policy from the Harvard Kennedy School.

Law school was a natural next step for someone with Acosta’s public service ambitions, and UC Hastings has proven to be the ideal incubator. “Supreme court, district court, attorney general—the law school is a stone’s throw from anything you could want as a law student,” she says. Acosta has already built a formidable foundation through intensive legal writing and research, plus moot court. Next, through the law school’s Sacramento clinic, she’ll experience the rare chance to work closely with a California senate or assembly member.

With a deep appreciation for education instilled by her grandparents, immigrants from Mexico, Acosta is grateful to alumni whose support makes UC Hastings a uniquely immersive experience. Investments now, Acosta believes, are essential to preparing future graduates for success as the world in which they will apply their education continues to evolve.

Yi-Chin Ho

Yi-Chin Ho
Yi-Chin Ho
’99

Gary Lewis

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Gary Lewis
’11

Barbara Banke

Barbara Banke
Barbara Banke
’78

Mayor Willie L. Brown Jr.

Mayor Willie L. Brown Jr.
Mayor Willie L. Brown Jr.
’58

Sherry Patterson

Sherry Patterson
Sherry Patterson
‘14

Joe Grodin

Joe Grodin
Joe Grodin
Emeritus Professor of Law

Stalacia Leggett

Stalacia Leggett
Stalacia Leggett
’14

Jeanette Acosta

Jeanette Acosta
Jeanette Acosta
’16

Osagie K. Obasogie

Osagie K. Obasogie
OSAGIE K. OBASOGIE
PROFESSOR OF LAW

Kelly Gunderson and Rob Taboada ‘15

Kelly Gunderson and Rob Taboada ‘15
Kelly Gunderson and Rob Taboada
‘15